On Saturday 19 March 2005 05:29 pm, Timothy Hunter wrote:
> Randy Kramer wrote:
> > What is the significance to the # in String#delete! and String#[]= above?
> >  (I can't find anything with the # in it like that in "Ruby In a
> > Nutshell"--is it something new, or just some shorthand/jargon?  (Or did I
> > look in the wrong places ;-)
>
> It is simply a notational convention for identifying instance methods.
> Since it is not real Ruby syntax it can be misleading, but its usage is
> so widespread it's probably here to stay.

Thanks!